In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
The spiritually depraved conditions that existed during the time of this scripture writing is a direct result of what happens when Israel and man as a whole turn from God.
The book of Judges records Israel's history when there were no king and "the cycles of apostasy, foreign oppression, servitude, their crying out to God in their distress and His deliverance through leaders anointed by His Spirit" (KJV Commentary). This is the period of the judges where God anointed special judges to lead His people. God chose judges who were spirit-filled and would obey His commands.
God in His compassionated mercy is ready to forgive and deliver them from adverse situations and conditions. The need for deliverance is the result of men doing what they perceive as right which is normally wrong in God's eyes (2:11; 4:1; 6:1; 10:6).
The spiritual apostasy that existed during this period in Israel's history is prevalent in today's society. This is because man is doing what he thinks is right according to his understanding and is overlooking God's laws.
It is noteworthy to say just as God called special people to speak a word for Him in biblical times He still has special people preaching His Word to heal our land.
Believers, be a leader of one and tell a dying world about a risen Savior.
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